I've been reading too many personal attacks on the Wisconsin budget bill. This is a topic where both sides are passionate, and feel they're right. Each side believes they represent good.
People aren't stupid or ignorant if they believe one way or the other. They just believe something different. Instead of focusing on differences, let's find the common ground and work from there.
Polarizing attitudes create schisms that will be hard to bridge in the future.
The Governor vacating contracts unilaterally is unconscionable. The ends may be correct, but the means are wrong. He was elected governor, not dictator. He can and probably should get his way, but he needs to do it in a more collaborative way.
To the senators who "moved" to Illinois, I have some advice. Win next time. Elections have consequences. These are the consequences. The Wisconsin public has spoken and you now need to suck it up and deal with this governor.
To the teachers who protested during school hours, stay on the job and teach. I am not proud you walked out on your students. Quite frankly, putting your students in the middle of this debate shows me that you may not be the people I thought and hoped your were.
And to Jesse Jackson, please learn the damned English language.
Now, it's time all parties grow up and get in a room, mediate, do whatever is necessary to end this.